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Happy Burger King employees around drive-thru window air curtain.

Burger King Franchisee Installs Air Curtains, Increases Employee Happiness

Mark Peterson, Vice President of Operations, worked with Berner Air Curtains to investigate the benefits that air curtains could offer his employees, his bottom-line, and his customers.

Berner sales manager with foodservice gold award winner principals.

Swanson Girard Associates Win 2018 Foodservice Gold Award

Berner International LLC., New Castle, Pa., the leading U.S. manufacturer and innovator of air curtains, honored foodservice manufacturer’s representative Swanson Girard Associates (SGA), Pineville, N.C., with its Presidential Gold Award for Outstanding Sales Achievement.

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2018 Equipment Reps of the Year

Berner announced manufacturer representatives SRS Enterprises, Middletown, New Jersey, and S&J Equipment Co., Westfield, Indiana, received the company's "Rep of the Year – 2018" awards in the buy/resell and commission reps categories, respectively.

Berner's Revolvair Air Curtain at UPMC Mercy.

ACHR News: Berner’s Revolvair Air Curtain System

This system is designed and engineered to reduce extreme hot or cold outdoor temperatures along with fumes that can adversely affect an indoor environment’s ambiance. It works to negate the airlock effect by keeping the lobby comfortable, which also reduces the building’s overall energy costs.

Berner's Commercial High Performance Air Curtain

Commercial Berner Air Curtain Earns AMCA Certification for Electric Heat

New Castle, PA - June 11, 2018 - Berner's recently-introduced Commercial High Performance 10 Series (CHD10) air curtain has been certified for electric heat by the Air Movement & Control Association (AMCA).

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Berner Launches Air Curtain App for Apple Smartphone

Berner, the company that saves energy and creates healthy, comfortable environments, today announced that the Berner Air Curtain app, already available for Android, is now compatible with iOS.

Berner's Revolvair Air Curtain installed for lobby comfort.

Keep Lobbies Comfortable with the Berner RevolvAir™

Berner International has now announced the Revolvair™ Air Curtain System for Revolving Doors. The RevolvAir™ allows buildings to meet the expectation that occupants can comfortably socialize, work, and hang out in the lobby.

Now Standard, black or white air curtains by Berner

White or Black Air Curtains, now standard

Berner International announced the addition of black as a standard color offering for their Sanitation Certified and Commercial air curtain series.  Both black and white exteriors are available at no extra charge to their customers on these models.

Meet Code - use an AMCA Certified Berner air curtain

Meet IECC Code with AMCA Certified Air Curtains plus Heat

Berner is excited to provide more heat options when using air curtains as an alternative to vestibules. In addition to adding AMCA Certified heating options, Berner also recently launched the Berner Air Curtain App to control architectural air curtains from a smartphone.

How to Hide an Air Curtain

How to Hide an Air Curtain

Many building designers want the energy savings and comfort that a properly selected and installed air curtain provides.  At the same time, they do not want to see it hanging over the main entrance.  Two popular solutions to conceal the air curtain from the occupants’ line of sight are Berner's Recessed air curtains and mounting above the ceiling with a nozzle extension.

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Air Curtains Help U.S. Fight Oncoming Zika Virus

Confirming the public's Zika virus concern is Orkin LLC, Atlanta, which has more than 1.7 million pest control customers across the globe, provides a mosquito-specific service consisting of larvaecide and adult mosquito treatments but has also recommended air curtains as a supplemental flying insect deterrent for decades.

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Berner Introduces Online Energy Savings Calculator for Air Curtains

Berner International Corp. has recently introduced the Berner Air Curtain Energy Savings Calculator, a user-friendly, online energy savings estimation tool accessible by any web browser for quick payback calculation and air curtain selection.

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Continuing Education – “Air Curtains: Energy Savings & Occupant Comfort”

Berner has partnered with AEC Daily to create a one-hour online continuing education course called, “Air Curtains: Energy Savings & Occupant Comfort.” The course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 1.0 LU/HSW hour, as well as by the GBCI (LEED AP), RCEP and other organizations.

Bener's rep of the year 2015.

Berner International Honors Manufacturer Reps

Berner International Corp. named manufacturer representatives R. Williamson & Associates (Skokie, IL) and SRS Enterprises (Middletown, NJ) as its 2015 “Rep of the Year” for commission and buy/sell reps, respectively. The awards were presented at the AHR Expo 2016, Jan. 26, in Orlando, FL.

Berner's Industrial Direct Drive 12 Air Curtains over Mel Grata car dealership's service garage doors.

Auto Dealership Embraces Comfort, Efficiency of Air Curtains

In the competitive auto-retailing economy, car dealerships, including Hermitage, Pennsylvania-based Mel Grata Chevrolet/Toyota, are always looking for a competitive edge. And, the staff at Mel Grata is confident a recent investment in climate-controlled indoor air comfort will greatly improve customer satisfaction, especially during cold Pennsylvania winters.

Meet Code - use an AMCA Certified Berner air curtain

Air Curtains Approved as Alternative to Vestibules in 2015 IECC

AMCA International announced today that the 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code will contain a provision enabling air curtains to be considered as an alternative to vestibules. For compliance, air curtains have to be tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA Standard 220 and be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Berner's Commercial Low Profile 8 air curtain over starbucks main entrance for fly control.

Curtain Call for Flies!

The air curtain is an ideal solution to the pest management industry’s ongoing response to commercial/industrial client requests for fewer chemicals and more environmentally sensitive methods of controlling flying insects in occupied spaces.

Berner's Architectural High Performance 10 air curtains installed over entrances at Sacramento Airport.

Air Curtains at Sacramento Airport

According to recent news reports, the fly population in the Sacramento area is larger than usual this year. Sacramento County Airport System is responding to the growing problem. The airport is installing air curtains at all entrances in Terminals

Use a Berner air curtain instead of a vestibule.

Air Curtains as Alternatives to Vestibules

This article describes the function and benefits of air curtains. It presents results from a recent study on the energy performance of air curtains relative to vestibules and provides useful information for engineers and code officials.

Berner Architectural High Performance 10 over entrance to Pete's Market

Green Technologies Produce an Even Fresher Super Market

Supermarket retailer Pete’s Fresh Market is recognized as one of the greenest supermarket retailers in the U.S., but something sets its nine-store Chicago-based operation’s green mission apart from other chains. The chain records energy data, utilizing equipment that has proven effective at other locations.

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Berner Launches New, Intuitive Website

June 2017 - Berner has redesigned its website into the most state-of-the-art, intuitive, and user-friendly site in the air curtain industry. In coordination with the website redesign, the 59-year-old market leader has also reorganized its entire product line by application to better expedite air curtain selection and specification.

Berner air curtain over cafeteria walk-in cooler.

Air Curtains Go Beyond the Back Door

Air curtain technology advancements in the last five years have gone beyond the back door. It's not CHSC code-mandated, but restaurants and food service outlets are now preventing flying insect and energy losses at the customer entrance, drive-thru windows, and even walk-in cooler entrances.

infographic comparing air curtains to vestibules in terms of performance (effectiveness at saving energy) and costs

Air Curtains Save More Energy

A new research study shows that air curtains are significantly more energy efficient than vestibules and can save commercial-industrial building projects tens of thousands of dollars in construction costs as vestibule substitutes.

Front of Fortunes Coffee Pittsburgh.

Air Curtain Helps Boost Foot Traffic, Retail Sales

Fortunes Coffee Roastery installed a Zephyr air curtain manufactured by Berner Intl., New Castle, Pa., above the doorway in order to minimize energy losses and maintain indoor air comfort within 3-5°F of indoor set-point temperatures. The Zephyr helped maintain a consistent and comfortable environment for employees and patrons alike near the point-of-purchase entrance area.

Berner In-Ceiling mounted air curtain over main entrance of hospital.

Introducing: High, In-Ceiling Mounted Air Curtains

Berner International Corp., a New Castle, Pa., manufacturer of air curtains, expanded its In-Ceiling Mount (ICM) Series by adding the ICB, an in-ceiling flush-mount air curtain rated for doorways with up to 16-foot-high ceilings. The air curtain can be used in hotels, hospitals, office buildings, schools, and other commercial facilities.

Berner Drive-Thru Air Curtain over concession stand windows.

Berner’s New “Drive-Thru” Air Curtain has Industry’s Smallest Profile & Easiest Installation/Maintenance.

Berner International Corp. (BIC), a leading U.S. manufacturer of air curtains, has introduced the Drive-Thru air curtain, the industry’s smallest profile and easiest installed/maintained air curtain for drive-through service windows in restaurants. With an unobtrusive profile of 6 (h) x 7-1/2 (d)-inches, the 10-lb. Drive-Thru is 75 percent smaller than the competition and allows more […]

Berner Venturi Heater from inside an air curtain.

Food Service, Retail Embrace Air Curtains

There has been a deluge of recent technological advancements that are creating new air curtain applications that were barely imaginable 10 years ago. Advancements range from more efficient electric heaters to manufacturing improvements that now extend lengths up to 16 feet.

Berner's Industrial Direct Drive 12 and 14 Air Curtains over inside of service window

Air Curtains Keep Gulls, Insects Away at Oceanfront Stadium

Air curtains at baseball stadiums are for the birds. That was the local health inspectors' philosophy when they mandated air curtains to deter pesky seagulls at the Florida panhandle's new $18 million Pensacola Bay Front Stadium that's merely 50 yards from the ocean.

Berner's Architectural Recessed 12-16 Air Curtain over main entrance to UPMC.

Air Curtains Save Healthcare Construction, Operating Costs

HVAC trends point toward an increasing amount of consulting engineers who specify air curtains for healthcare applications. Instead of common shipping or foodservice back door air curtain applications to prevent flying insect infiltration, air curtains have expanded to the front door, emergency room door, and even foodservice walk-in cooler doors to reduce energy costs.